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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2004, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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is a CO2 canister necessary? i might go DIY, but i was just wondering, and do u have to buy a special diffuser, cuz i heard all that together might be a little expensive, and me and compressed gases dont work too well together, (kabooom)

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Take a look at my web site for lots of info on DIY and pressurized co2 setups.


http://members.cox.net/tulsaalstons/...Pressure%20CO2

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CO2 is pretty difficult to go 'ka-boom' if you follow a few easy rules. mainly, keep the tank upright, don't let anything bang against the valve, and don't store it in a place that can rapidly rise in temperature (like leave it in your car, mid-summer, while you work 8 hours).

CO2 isn't flammable...in fact it suffocates a fire.

I used to be afraid too, but it's actually much safer to do this, than when I used to homebrew, and had bottles of beer exploding in my closet.

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